Why US black families are home-schooling

Why US black families are home-schooling

There are 15 comments on the BBC News story from Mar 15, 2012, titled Why US black families are home-schooling. In it, BBC News reports that:

Until recently, home schooling in the US was mostly practised by white families, but a growing number in the black community are now also turning their back on the public school system and educating their children at home.

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aZiya

Since: Feb 11

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#1 Mar 15, 2012
yes home schooling is the way to go.

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#2 Mar 15, 2012
if we want to save your children and help them develop their highest potential, we need to homeschool them. at least until its time for them to enter the 9th or 10th grade.

its sad that our people don't undestand that the 1st educator of children is us as parents. its OUR responsibility to teach our children our history, customs and their basic concepts (numbers, colors, animals, etc..)which the public school system should have been enhancing.

im just glad we are waking up.
Pan-Africanist

United States

#3 Mar 15, 2012
I was homeschooled Im strongly against it unless you have money/time to spend. My parents homeschooled me in 6th grade. I wish I had stayed at this GREAT charter school. Now I have a GED and LESS opportunities.

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#4 Mar 15, 2012
Pan-Africanist wrote:
I was homeschooled Im strongly against it unless you have money/time to spend. My parents homeschooled me in 6th grade. I wish I had stayed at this GREAT charter school. Now I have a GED and LESS opportunities.
thats your dorn problem. did you know you can take your grown azz back to school and obtain a diploma? in a year or less?

but of course you are a TROLL!!

Since: Jan 12

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#5 Mar 15, 2012
aZiya wrote:
yes home schooling is the way to go.
Absolutely.

aZiya

Since: Feb 11

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#6 Mar 15, 2012
unfazed wrote:
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Absolutely.
What I noticed about the young kids starting college early is that they were all homeschooled
Pan-Africanist

United States

#7 Mar 15, 2012
I have a GED silly I am telling truth may get job at bbq shack.

Sock it

“Professor of”

Since: Dec 11

Primatology

#8 Mar 15, 2012
I support home schooling for all human children. They wouldn't have to go to school with apes.

Since: Feb 12

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#9 Mar 15, 2012
Since the federal government is unconstitutionally involved in education home schooling is more appealing. Although private schools would be more prudent.

“We are what we think!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 08

Anger has no eyes!

#10 Mar 15, 2012
Homeschooling is a great responsibility. Even well educated parents might find it difficult to teach all subjects patiently and at the appropriate level at which kids can understand. Parents themselves needs some training.

Home schooling is a good option but shouldn't be taken easy, not all parents are capable of doing it.

“It really don't matter”

Since: Jan 12

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#11 Mar 15, 2012
Pan-Africanist wrote:
I was homeschooled Im strongly against it unless you have money/time to spend. My parents homeschooled me in 6th grade. I wish I had stayed at this GREAT charter school. Now I have a GED and LESS opportunities.
Waaaaahh like a pro black charter school? Those are suppose to be better anyways

“It really don't matter”

Since: Jan 12

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#12 Mar 15, 2012
I home schooled for a year & a half.....Never again.

You can keep your children in a healthy learning institution all while giving them (Black Children) what they need.

Simply waiting for the public school system to change, talking about it and fighting it (to do the right thing) is like beating a dead horse.

All of us (BP) dont have the money, skill or time to home school our children. So whats Next?

I'm suprised our celebs who donate to charities havent came up with some type of solution if they thought about this at all.

Now I'm not trying to segregate but having our own personalized schools designed to meet our needs is whats best.

J-Town Ninjas OHH yEe AH

“Fair and Balanced”

Since: Nov 10

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#13 Mar 15, 2012
Pan-Africanist wrote:
I was homeschooled Im strongly against it unless you have money/time to spend. My parents homeschooled me in 6th grade. I wish I had stayed at this GREAT charter school. Now I have a GED and LESS opportunities.
I would have rather got a GED at 16, jumped into community college and got a degree in a trade... unless you are planning on going to harvard or MIT, a GED is fine, U can even get the GED jump into community college at 16, get a 2 yr transfer degree w a good gpa and transfer to a 4 yr school

Since: Feb 12

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#15 Mar 16, 2012
Coca-Cola Body wrote:
I home schooled for a year & a half.....Never again.
You can keep your children in a healthy learning institution all while giving them (Black Children) what they need.
Simply waiting for the public school system to change, talking about it and fighting it (to do the right thing) is like beating a dead horse.
All of us (BP) dont have the money, skill or time to home school our children. So whats Next?
I'm suprised our celebs who donate to charities havent came up with some type of solution if they thought about this at all.
Now I'm not trying to segregate but having our own personalized schools designed to meet our needs is whats best.
Having your own schools to meet your needs?????

LOL
Rich Girl

New Orleans, LA

#16 Mar 16, 2012
The public school system is in the dumps because parents nor students takeresponsibilityfor the students behavior.

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